Sway & King Tech - Follow 4 Now - Giant Records- 1991
When this dropped in 1991 it was nice blast from the past for the handful of B Boys that had continued to break through the dark ages 1987- 1994 as it contained the break from Hip Hop Be Bop by Man Parrish.
The B Side is also Dope! thanks to King Tech on cuts and production and not forgetting the slick rhymes from MC Sway.
Glamorous returns to wax after featuring on two earlier records.
The first I believe was in 1986 as one of the Glamour Girls on Oh! Veronica which featured Craig G on beat box and Sweet Tee as the other Glamour Girl and then the 1987 12" Evolution & Juice Crew All Stars.
This time she has what I believe to be her first solo release.
Not sure why but this record never seems to turn up?
I have seen it change hands for around $500 USD A few times.
D.J. Polo & Kool G. Rap - Rikers Island - Cold Chillin Records - 1987
There are two variants of this record.
The original first press has Rikers Island Backed with an Instrumental Dub, but there is also a version that came out around the same time that has Rhyme Time on the B Side. Both the A Side labels are identical however, the B side labels tell a different story.
Roxanne Shante - Roxanne's Revenge - Pop Art Records - 1984
This is the original 2 track version of this release with the original unedited lyrics and original music.
On this version Marley actually cuts up the Big Beat Break! and Roxanne Roxanne by UTFO the very record they were responding to.
As far as I understand Shante performed this for the first time live on the radio and it was recorded on tape which was used a few days later to press the first batch of records.
The sound quality is actually fairly good but you can tell its not a perfect studio take. Whats really interesting towards the end of the record if you listen really close you can hear the show presenter Mr Magic talking when the record starts to fade out.
The record was then later re-recorded in the studio and the track lost its edge and most people forgot how the original sounded.